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Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 330
290 University Drive
Biglerville, PA 17307-0330
Phone: (717) 677- 6116
Fax: (717) 677 - 4112

The Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville is situated on 125 acres of fertile land in southcentral Pennsylvania in the heart of the major tree fruit production area of the state. The Center's total orchard and land holdings include an additional 55 acres approximately three miles west of Biglerville, near Arendtsville.

Penn State Extension Service
Penn State Extension Service

Adams County Fruit Growers

Quaker Valley Orchards
Will and Winifred Schulteis

Quaker Valley Orchards and Guest House is a 220 acre fruit farm located in the heart of the Adams County fruit belt. The farm has been in the Schulteis family for over 40 years.

James and Mae Schulteis purchased the farm in 1963, from the Prichett Family. They grew mainly fruit, specializing in peaches and apples. Although their are lots of fond memories of different farm animals and preserving lots of vegetables grown on the farm over the years.

In 2000 my husband, Winn (Jim and Mae's youngest son) and myself, Fredi, took over Quaker Valley Orchards and its operations. Jim and Mae then retired(?) to North Carolina, but continue to return to PA. in the fall to help out with the apple harvest.

Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association

The Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association is a non-profit educational organization to encourage the planting and propagation of edible nut trees.

Adams County Fruit Growers

Adams County Fruit Growers Farm Markets

State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania
Their mission is to preserve and enhance the viability of the commercial fruit industry through educational outreach, research support, promotion, and pro-active involvement with legislative affairs.

Phillip Roth, Wine Grape Grower,
223 Fairfield Station Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Herbs and Apples from Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs
Nancy and Michael Phillips
Authors of The Herbalist's Way and The Apple Grower.

The Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society
and The National Apple Museum
154 West Hanover Street - P.O. Box 656
Biglerville, PA 17307-9442 - Telephone: 717-677-4556

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